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Syscom Introduces AmberStrand Fiber

Syscom Technology Inc., Columbus, Ohio, has developed a metalized polymer fiber for use in electrotextile applications including aerospace, military, sports, miniature electronic and healthcare instrumentation.

AmberStrand is produced using a patented process in which Japan-based Toyobo Corp.'s Zylon® poly (p-phenylene benzobisoxazole) (PBO) fiber is metal-coated. According to Syscom, AmberStrand offers lighter weight; and greater flexibility, mechanical strength and durability than conventional conductive metal wires; as well as customizable electrical conductivity.

Cross section of Syscom Technologys AmberStrand metalized PBO fiber

Syscom received funding to develop AmberStrand from the Air Force Research Laboratory, Missile Defense Agency, Office of Naval Research, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and private investors.

"Initial customer receptivity is unusually strong, and the product will enable novel and surprising applications ," said Jar-Wha Lee, Ph.D., Syscom's founder.


January 2005




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